(Closed) FInal headcount to caterers?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t want to run into the problem of not having enough food. Plus I’m way too honest of a person for my own good. I’ll tell them the real headcount.

Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I never even thought of telling the caterer any number less than the number of RSVPS (plus a few for the photographer, DJ, etc). I would much rather air of the side of safety and know we will have enough food for everyone and if there are extras, people can get seconds and thirds.

Post # 5
3332 posts
Sugar bee

We gave our caterers the exact number of guests who RSVPed.  I believe they had a policy where they made a certain number of extra meals but we were only charged for them if we used them.  We didn’t have any extra/fewer guests, we were right on target with our number.

Post # 6
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmm, that’s a good question.  I think I’d probably end up giving the exact number but if you’re sure they’d have enough food and they’d be willing to tack on the additional cost at the end of the night then I’d say go for it.  It is a lil risky though.  But, I’d be soooooo pissed if people RSVP and don’t show up!  Unless there were extenuating circumstances, they’d be dead to me (that’s a bit harsh but I’m an Italian New Yorker, that’s what we say lol)!

Post # 8
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m giving an accurate RSVP count.  I don’t want to run out of food.  Plus we have a seated reception, so they know how many chairs we need, thus how many meals we’ll need.

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